About nine states across the nation have been alerted of an imminent flood that may wreak havoc by the federal government.
This was disclosed in an alert from the Niger Basin Authority to which Nigeria is a member.
According to the report, the floods would begin any time from September 6 starting with Kebbi state. Other states that might be severely hit include Rivers, Niger, Kwara, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, and Kogi.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) also said that if excess waters from the dams in other countries upstream rivers Niger and Benue are released the flooding might be worse.
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However, the agency has asked states and relevant government agencies to clear blocked drainages and dredge river channels as a matter of urgency since Nigeria is located downstream.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) however said that poor drainage systems might cause damage such as floods in major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ado-Ekiti, Osogbo. Other cities mentioned include; Asaba, Port Harcourt, Yenagoa, Benin City, Abakaliki, Awka, Nsukka, Birnin–Kebbi, Sokoto, Lokoja, Kaduna, Suleja, Gombe, Yola, Makurdi and Lafia.* ADS**
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